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Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window

Mountain Window

Jack B. Yeats (1871 – 1957)

© Estate of Jack B Yeats. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2013

  • Artist
    Jack B. Yeats
  • Title
    Mountain Window
  • Date
    1946
  • Dimensions
    34.5 × 22cm
  • Medium
    Oil on board
  • Collection
    Niland Collection
  • Provenance
    Presented by Ria Mooney to Sligo County and Museum in 1970.
Description

This tiny painting belonged to Ria Mooney, an actress and the first woman producer at the Abbey Theatre. She worked on two of Jack Yeats’s plays there in the 1940s. Mooney presented this work and another Yeats painting, He Wins, to Sligo.

Mooney may have been drawn to this work because of its use of theatrical conceit. It is an ambiguous view of a Ben Bulben seen through a cottage window, apparently based on a memory of a scene from the house of a great-aunt of Yeats, who lived above the Rosses in Co.Sligo. The lady was known as Aunt Mickey and her home had a commanding view of Ben Bulben. The cosy image of an Irish country garden with climbing foliage and luscious window boxes contrasts with the austere form of the mountain viewed in the distance. The result is a sensuous and complex image of the famous Sligo mountain and the surrounding countryside.

Written by Roisin Kennedy

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  1. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Strand Races, West Of Ireland
  2. Estella Solomons - Woman in Riding Habit
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- He wins
  5. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Mary Colum
  6. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of John O’Leary
  7. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - William and Mary
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Car is at the door
  9. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  10. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  11. Norah McGuinness - Tide Receding, Dublin Bay
  12. Patrick Scott (b. 1921) - Bog Sun (16)
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  14. Sean McSweeney - The Road
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Toy Theatre
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Political Meeting (in the West Of Ireland)
  17. James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) - Maunder’s Fishshop, Chelsea
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  20. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene
  21. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - The Gathering
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  24. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene